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Read our latest research, leaflets, guidance and evaluations that share what we've learned from our services for children and families. You can also find child protection statistics, search our library catalogue for the most current and comprehensive information on child protection, or order safeguarding resources and publications.

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Preventing child sexual abuse: towards a national strategy

Why we must take action together to stop child sexual abuse before it occurs. Part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series. 
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How safe are our children? 2015

A compendium of all the latest UK child abuse and child protection data for 2015.
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Use our website search in the top menu bar to find other research, or browse research reports published in 2015, 2014 or 2013.

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Health: learning from case reviews

Lessons from case reviews published since 2013, highlighting learning for paediatric and accident and emergency teams in hospitals to improve safeguarding practice.
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Child protection in Scotland course

Online training course for anyone working, volunteering or supporting young people in Scotland. Learn how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child's welfare. Cost: £20
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Getting it right for mothers and babies

Report outlining current provision of postnatal and antenatal mental health services in Scotland, and making recommendations for future developments.
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Use our website search in the top menu bar to find other research, or browse research reports published in 2015, 2014 or 2013.

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Impact and evidence hub

Find out how we evaluate and research the impact we’re making in protecting children, get tips and tools for researchers and access resources.

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Statistics

View statistics and information on child abuse and neglect in the United Kingdom.

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Library catalogue

The UK's largest collection of child protection resources, specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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Order NSPCC publications

Visit our online shop to buy leaflets, learning resources and other NSPCC publications.

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Latest news and developments in child protection

CASPAR

Our Current Awareness Service for Practice, Policy And Research delivers free weekly email alerts to keep you up-to-date with all the latest safeguarding and child protection news.

CASPAR is currently being upgraded but you can still sign up by contacting our Information Service.

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New in the Library

A free weekly email listing all of the new child protection publications added to our library collection.

New in the Library is currently being upgraded but you can still sign up by contacting our Information Service.

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Research and resources by abuse type

Bullying and cyberbullying

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child trafficking

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Child sexual exploitation

Review the latest research from the NSPCC and helpful resources.

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Domestic abuse

Read the latest research on domestic abuse.

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Neglect

Review the latest research on child neglect.

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Online abuse

Review the latest research on online abuse.

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Sexual abuse

Review the latest research on sexual abuse.

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Series and briefings for professionals

Learning from case reviews

Brief summaries on the LSCB's key findings and learning from recurring themes in case reviews.

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Factsheets and briefings

Read our short summaries of various subjects in child protection.

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Impact and evidence series

 Read findings from our research into what works in preventing child abuse and neglect.

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For schools and colleges

Schools and colleges

Resources to support schools, colleges and academies in keeping children safe.

For schools and colleges

Safeguarding in Education Self-Assessment Tool

A free online tool for schools in England to make sure the most effective safeguarding procedures are in place.

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Designated safeguarding lead for schools and colleges in England refresher course

Face to face refresher training to update your safeguarding skills and knowledge.
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Search TES for teaching resources to protect children

Looking for resources to use in the classroom? The TES website has a database of lesson plans, worksheets and presentations and includes NSPCC resources.

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For groups, clubs and organisations

Supporting clubs and groups

Safe Network offers tools, guidance and training to help voluntary and community groups keep children safe. 

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Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU)

Advice on child protection and safeguarding, draft policies, training, resources and toolkits for sports clubs and organisations.

Help keep children safe in sport

Safe recruitment

Resources to help you safely recruit staff and volunteers who will work with children.

Safer recruitment

Further advice and support for professionals

Information Service

Our free service for people who work with children can help you find the latest policy, practice, research and news on child protection and related subjects.

For more information, call us or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

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Child protection training

We offer a range of online and face-to-face training courses for people who work with children to help you gain the skills to act appropriately and confidently to keep children safe.

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Services for children, families and professionals

We work face to face with children, young people and families who need our help across the UK.
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Library catalogue

We hold the UK's largest collection of child protection resources and the only UK database specialising in published material on child protection, child abuse and child neglect.

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